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RJO Wins Rescission of $80 Billion in Medicaid Managed Care Awards

April 7, 2020

For over two years RJO has represented two Molina Healthcare affiliates, Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc. and Molina Healthcare of Texas Insurance Company, in protests concerning the re-procurement of two major Medicaid Managed Care awards by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), STAR+PLUS and STAR-CHIP.  On March 25, 2020, HHSC canceled all noticed awards associated with the 8-year/$80 billion STAR+PLUS solicitation, and announced that awards will not be made under the 8-year/$20 billion STAR-CHIP solicitation.

In its protest to HHSC Executive Leadership, RJO challenged the rationality of several aspects of HHSC’s evaluations, and of the seemingly negligible weight in the awards decisions accorded to STAR+PLUS members’ ability to retain continuity with their present provider teams.  A news report of HHSC’s STAR+PLUS and STAR-CHIP procurement actions can be found here.

RJO’s Dennis Callahan (lead counsel), Neil O’Donnell, Josh Deitz, and Emily Wieser are the principal attorneys on the representation.  RJO’s protest on behalf of Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc. can be found here.


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